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Comment: Re:Who's at fault for this? (Score 1) 218

by m.alessandrini (#47415489) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos
Is it even possible to physically overwrite sectors in a flash memory embedded on the device board? Is a software enough, or are there hardware drivers sitting between you and the physical sectors? For example, SD cards perform automatic remapping of sectors to not write too often on the same ones. Raw flashes should be more direct, but I'm not sure of the whole hardware chain in a system-on-chip.

Comment: Re:This too shall pass (Score 1) 100

by m.alessandrini (#47322277) Attached to: Mysterious X-ray Signal Hints At Dark Matter
Some theoretical models seem to work by admitting that there are extra dimensions hidden to our senses, like superstring theory (it has something like 11 dimensions). Very extreme, but some observed results can actually be derived by their equations. Nothing is to be discarded as too odd, I guess.

Comment: Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (Score 1) 406

by m.alessandrini (#47036327) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?
But isn't paying the cinema ticket or the TV tax a form of DRM? The fact that he can see a movie does not give him the right, for example, to record it with a camera while he's at the cinema in order to watch it again later. You accept such a restriction, or you're free to not go to the cinema.

And the fact that a closed plug-in can take control of your computer, that's another matter, I think good engineering can mitigate those risks.

Comment: Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (Score 0) 406

by m.alessandrini (#47036205) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?
I'd like to know if RMS watches movies or TV series from time to time, I mean "commercial" movies and TV series. Maybe sometimes he watches TV, or goes to cinema, and everyone of those actions means: firming a contract between him and the corporation who made the movie, in order to watch it at the conditions written by said corporation, who, by the way, spent a lot of money to made such movie.

Or does he watch community-made movies only?

Comment: Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (Score 1) 406

by m.alessandrini (#47036177) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?
Also, no one is forcing you to see big movies made by big companies who spend bilions to make them, but you and I like them and want to watch them. Or you could only watch movies made by the community with a few thousand $ raised by crowdfounding, but how good would be they?

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